serious

Currently :

Listening - Suicide, A Life In Fragments, from the new album "American Supreme".

Reading - Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation.

Drinking - Caledonian Brewery's Edinburgh Strong Ale
I'm reading Fast Food Nation too. It's kind of preaching to the converted in my case. (Though I didn't realize just how captive to the processed food industry we are). In most cases, probably. Are any of the people who eat at McDonalds 3 times a week going to read it? Unlikely.

Is that Suicide as in Alan Vega? I knew they'd re-formed but wasn't aware of a new album.
It's kind of preaching to the converted

Indeed. It's very readable, though. And very informative.

Is that Suicide as in Alan Vega?

Full original line-up. Alan Vega and Martin Rev. The album's been out for a couple of months, I think. It's . . odd. I'll have an opinion when I've heard it a few times, I think. It has a we-re-quite-pissed-off feel to it. The titles are things like "Televised Executions" and "Dachau, Disney, Disco".
It's very readable, though. And very informative.

Just finished reading Jon Ronson's Them and Michael Moore's Stupid White Men. Looks like this might have to be next.

Hilarious, disturbing and terrifying by turns. The chapter with the disciples of David Icke (which you might already have read in the Grauniad) is brilliant.

It's about Jon Ronson's adventures with various groups of fanatics, cultists, whackos, conspiracy nuts and illuminated secret masters. Several chapters were published in the Grauniad, namely the ones on David Icke, the Bilderberg Group and a fundamentalist Muslim cleric from West London (can't remember his name), while others address the Aryan Nations, the Ku Klux Klan and the Ruby Ridge siege. Good stuff.